We’ve already talked more than once about what a good acquisition Wayne Routledge looks to be at the moment.
Wayne Routledge – provides speed and skill on right wing
With the speed and skill of Wayne on the right wing, and the dash of Argentine Jonas Gutierrez down the left wing, it seems that Newcastle now have the players to play in an attacking 4-4-2 formation every week.
With Peter Lovenkrands and Andy Carroll being the front two, it seems that we are set up to score a lot of goals when Wayne and Jonas starts a game, and especially when Danny Guthrie also plays in central midfield.
Wayne talked to the Newcastle official site this morning about Wednesday night’s game:
“It was an enjoyable game to come back into on Wednesday and you can see the confidence in the side,””The only surprise was we didn’t get five or six. But it was a good game for me to find my feet again and I enjoyed it.”
“I don’t normally get injured so to get the calf problem when I did I was devastated. I’d had a good start and loved being part of the team so to miss a few games has been disappointing.”
“But I’m back now and I feel good. I’m a naturally fit guy anyway, but, to be fair, the physios and medical team here have done a great job with me;”
“I’ve been raring to get back in for the past couple of weeks but they’ve held me back.” “Hopefully I’ll benefit from that and I felt sharp on Wednesday. I just can’t wait now for the next few games.”
The fact that Newcastle held Wayne back a little, is more evidence that under Chris Hughton, players are allowed to fully recover from their injuries before they return, and that’s good news, and only common sense after all.
Bristol City tomorrow afternoon will be no push-overs, and of course they beat a good West Brom side recently – on February 21st Bristol beat WBA 2-1 at home – so they are a good side when in form.
And it looks like Wayne watched that game on TV as he continued:
“I watched on TV the other week when Bristol beat West Brom so we know what they’re capable of,””They’ve got some good players when they get their performance together and it will be tough.”
“But we’re the team in form and playing with confidence right now and it’s up to us to set the tone and hopefully get the three points.”
If we can get promotion we’ll all be hoping that Wayne can have a good season in the Premiership. He’s played a lot of games there already of course, and next season will be a good time for him to finally come through big time – and in a Newcastle United shirt too!
Howay The Lads!!
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